Patrolman Edward C. "Rocky" Graziano

Patrolman Edward C. "Rocky" Graziano

Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Friday, August 14, 1964

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Edward C. "Rocky" Graziano

Patrolman Rocky Graziano was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a vehicle on Route 3 at 6 pm.

The vehicle that struck him was driving next to his motorcycle and then moved into his lane. He was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Graziano was a Massachusetts National Guard veteran who had served with the Nashua Police Department for three years and previously served with the Middlesex County Police Department and the Durham Police Department, where he had been the acting Police Chief for nine months. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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My dad was Captain Donald Boyer, who loved "Rocky" like a brother. Rocky came to our home several times, and my 4 and 5-year-old self thought he was so kind and handsome. I was sure I was going to marry him one day! That is my favorite reflection. Another is when Rocky's tragic accident happened, I saw my dad cry. Not only cry, but sob, weep, and truly mourn. I don't think I had ever seen him like that before or since. My dad also had a helmet that he always kept. He said it was Rocky's helmet. Dad would love to know all the wonderful things the citizens of Nashua have done for his dear "best" friend. But he too is on the other side. Hopefully, Daddy, Rocky, and Armand Rousell are all smoking cigars and enjoying themselves!!

Humble Daughter of Capt. Donald Boyer
Daughter of NPD Officer

August 30, 2022

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